Marshall Murphree is Professor Emeritus at the University of Zimbabwe. Educated in Zimbabwe, the United States and the United Kingdom, he holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of London. From 1970 through l996 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe which, jointly with the Department of Biology, has held UNEP's designation asitsCentre for Excellence for tertiarylevel environmental training in eastern and southern Africa. During this period Professor Murphree also held short-
term visiting professorships at the University of North Carolina, Oxford University, Duke University and the School of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of over 80 books and articles. From 1992-1995 Professor Murphree was Chairman of Zimbabwe's Parks and Wild Life Board. From 1994-2000 he was the Chair of the Sustainable Use Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN. In addition to holding several Zimbabwean awards he was awarded the Sir Peter Scott Medal for Conservation by the Species Survival Commission of IUCN in 2000, the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award by the World Commission on Protected Areas in 2003 and the Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award of the Rural Sociological Society in 2006.